Corprate Bias Ratings
Pathward, a bank with branches in South Dakota and Iowa, is committed to instilling DEI and ESG principles in its business. Pathward does not protect its employees against viewpoint discrimination. However, Pathward has not publicly terminated any business relationships due to beliefs. Pathward has not used its corporate funds to advance ideological organizations hostile to freedom of expression. Pathward has a DEI Curriculum Program. Pathward does not discriminate against industries, sectors, or businesses for their views or beliefs. For these reasons, Pathward earns a Lower Risk rating.
Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.
Pathward published a statement to encourage suppliers to follow ESG criteria however, it has not published guidelines excluding certain suppliers due to ESG criteria (1). There are no known instances of Pathward publicly terminating business relationships due to political or religious differences.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Pathward’s charitable giving program “provides charitable investments to nonprofit organizations that align with our mission and help advance work in disaster relief, educational support, financial inclusion, and personal and family empowerment” (1)(2). The company does not explicitly discriminate against religious organizations (3).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Pathward does not use corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies (1).
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September 20, 2023
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